The table below looks at the statistics for LAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 79 92 74
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -18
Permanent jobs citing LAN 50 25 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.56% 1.58% 2.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.01% 9.36% 18.77%
Number of salaries quoted 35 19 58
Average salary £30,000 £55,000 £35,375
Average salary % change year-on-year
-45.45% +55.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £32,800 £22,850
10% offered a salary of more than £43,700 £65,750 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
LAN
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
294 267 325
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 15.07% 16.82% 15.54%
Number of salaries quoted 232 205 289
Average salary £35,000 £50,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.00% +42.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £63,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing LAN across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

LAN Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

LAN
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing LAN across the Cheshire region.

LAN Salary Trend in Cheshire

LAN
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing LAN across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

LAN Salary Histogram in Cheshire

LAN
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington -5 14 £27,600 -33.49% 3
Wilmslow - 13 £34,000 -
Runcorn +3 3 - -
Knutsford -7 3 - - 5
Chester -8 3 £36,250 -53.22% 2
Winsford +2 1 £23,000 -60.00%
Daresbury - 1 £22,000 -
Macclesfield - 1 - -
Nantwich - 1 - -
LAN
North West

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing LAN also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited LAN.

1 76 (91.57%) WAN
2 54 (65.06%) Microsoft
3 43 (51.81%) Windows
4 34 (40.96%) VMware
5 32 (38.55%) Finance
6 31 (37.35%) Active Directory
7 29 (34.94%) VMware Infrastructure
8 25 (30.12%) TCP/IP
9 24 (28.92%) Microsoft Certification
9 24 (28.92%) Wi-Fi
10 23 (27.71%) Cisco
10 23 (27.71%) UNIX
11 21 (25.30%) Windows Server 2008
12 20 (24.10%) VPN
13 19 (22.89%) SLA
13 19 (22.89%) Disaster Recovery
13 19 (22.89%) Back Office
14 18 (21.69%) Firewall
15 17 (20.48%) Windows 7
16 16 (19.28%) Windows XP
17 15 (18.07%) MS Excel
17 15 (18.07%) Windows Server 2003
18 13 (15.66%) Cisco Certification
19 12 (14.46%) SAN
19 12 (14.46%) HP
20 11 (13.25%) Citrix
20 11 (13.25%) MCSE
20 11 (13.25%) SQL Server
20 11 (13.25%) MS Office
20 11 (13.25%) ITIL

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing LAN also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited LAN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (10.84%) MS Exchange
2 6 (7.23%) IIS
3 4 (4.82%) SharePoint
3 4 (4.82%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (3.61%) Lync
4 3 (3.61%) Site Server
5 1 (1.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 15 (18.07%) MS Excel
2 11 (13.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 76 (91.57%) WAN
2 25 (30.12%) TCP/IP
3 24 (28.92%) Wi-Fi
4 20 (24.10%) VPN
5 18 (21.69%) Firewall
6 12 (14.46%) SAN
7 11 (13.25%) DNS
8 7 (8.43%) DHCP
9 6 (7.23%) Network Security
10 5 (6.02%) Wireless
11 4 (4.82%) NAS
12 3 (3.61%) Internet
12 3 (3.61%) Broadband
13 2 (2.41%) VoIP
13 2 (2.41%) SSL
13 2 (2.41%) MPLS
14 1 (1.20%) OSPF
14 1 (1.20%) EIGRP
14 1 (1.20%) Cisco IOS
14 1 (1.20%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (13.25%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.61%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (6.02%) QuickTest Pro
1 5 (6.02%) LoadRunner
2 2 (2.41%) JIRA
2 2 (2.41%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 32 (38.55%) Finance
2 19 (22.89%) Back Office
3 4 (4.82%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (3.61%) Retail
5 1 (1.20%) Marketing
5 1 (1.20%) Law
5 1 (1.20%) Legal
5 1 (1.20%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 22 (26.51%) Analyst
2 19 (22.89%) Administrator
3 16 (19.28%) Systems Administrator
4 11 (13.25%) IT Support
5 10 (12.05%) Support Analyst
6 9 (10.84%) Support Engineer
7 8 (9.64%) Network Engineer
8 7 (8.43%) 3rd Line Support
8 7 (8.43%) IT Support Analyst
9 6 (7.23%) 2nd Line Support
9 6 (7.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (7.23%) 1st Line Support
10 5 (6.02%) Desktop Support
10 5 (6.02%) Test Analyst
10 5 (6.02%) Architect
10 5 (6.02%) Performance Analyst
10 5 (6.02%) Performance Test Analyst
11 3 (3.61%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
11 3 (3.61%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
11 3 (3.61%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.20%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.23%) Thin Client
1 6 (7.23%) Fat Client
2 4 (4.82%) Firmware
2 4 (4.82%) Enterprise Storage
3 3 (3.61%) EPoS
4 2 (2.41%) CMDB
5 1 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.20%) User Experience
5 1 (1.20%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.20%) iPhone
5 1 (1.20%) Open Source
5 1 (1.20%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.20%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.20%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (1.20%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 43 (51.81%) Windows
2 23 (27.71%) UNIX
3 21 (25.30%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (20.48%) Windows 7
5 16 (19.28%) Windows XP
6 15 (18.07%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (10.84%) Windows 8
8 8 (9.64%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.20%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.20%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (1.20%) Android
9 1 (1.20%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (22.89%) Disaster Recovery
2 11 (13.25%) ITIL
3 9 (10.84%) Test Scripting
4 5 (6.02%) Risk Assessment
4 5 (6.02%) Test Automation
4 5 (6.02%) Regression Testing
4 5 (6.02%) Migration
5 4 (4.82%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (3.61%) Software Testing
6 3 (3.61%) Load Balancing
6 3 (3.61%) Service Delivery
7 2 (2.41%) Service Management
7 2 (2.41%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (2.41%) Password Management
7 2 (2.41%) Asset Management
7 2 (2.41%) Data Protection
7 2 (2.41%) Infrastructure Management
7 2 (2.41%) Technical Analysis
7 2 (2.41%) Coaching
7 2 (2.41%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.43%) SQL
2 1 (1.20%) T-SQL
2 1 (1.20%) VBScript
2 1 (1.20%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 24 (28.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (15.66%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (13.25%) MCSE
4 9 (10.84%) CCNA
5 8 (9.64%) CCNP
5 8 (9.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 7 (8.43%) SC Cleared
6 7 (8.43%) Security Cleared
6 7 (8.43%) MCP
7 5 (6.02%) ISEB
7 5 (6.02%) MCSA
7 5 (6.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (6.02%) ISTQB
8 3 (3.61%) MCTS
9 1 (1.20%) A+ Certification
9 1 (1.20%) Degree
9 1 (1.20%) CCIE
9 1 (1.20%) CCIP
9 1 (1.20%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (22.89%) SLA
2 5 (6.02%) QA
3 3 (3.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 31 (37.35%) Active Directory
2 29 (34.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (7.23%) Hyper-V
4 5 (6.02%) vSphere
5 4 (4.82%) XenApp
5 4 (4.82%) Terminal Services
6 3 (3.61%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (3.61%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 3 (3.61%) VMware Server
7 2 (2.41%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.20%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (6.02%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.20%) Legato
2 1 (1.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (1.20%) WSUS
2 1 (1.20%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (1.20%) SCCM
Vendors
1 54 (65.06%) Microsoft
2 34 (40.96%) VMware
3 23 (27.71%) Cisco
4 12 (14.46%) HP
5 11 (13.25%) Citrix
6 8 (9.64%) Dell
7 5 (6.02%) Oracle
7 5 (6.02%) Juniper
8 4 (4.82%) EMC
9 3 (3.61%) Apple
9 3 (3.61%) ProCurve
10 1 (1.20%) Aruba
10 1 (1.20%) Brocade
10 1 (1.20%) LANDesk
10 1 (1.20%) Sage
10 1 (1.20%) NetApp
10 1 (1.20%) SAP
10 1 (1.20%) IBM
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